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12 John Baker C

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1700.1941490
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014CHC1170933014185400.276.235.194

Player Updates

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John Baker scored winning run after pitching
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Cubs catcher John Baker appeared in just one inning Tuesday against the Rockies, but played a big part in the 4-3 extra-inning win.  

Baker entered the game in the top of the 16th inning as a pitcher, the first time he has ever pitched as a professional. He got through the inning on 11 pitches, while walking one batter and allowing no runs, and then came to bat in the bottom half of the inning.

Baker walked in his first plate appearance of the game, and came around to score the winning run as the Cubs rallied to bring him around.

Baker has been mostly limited to part-time duty this season, and is hitting just .216/.308/.256 in 125 at-bats, with eight runs scored. 

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Cubs will continue to find starts for John Baker
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cubs catcher John Baker caught 16 of 17 starts made by Jason Hammel before Hammel was dealt to the Athletics Saturday. Though most of Baker's starts came with Hammel on the mound, manager Rick Renteria said he still plans to find starts for the veteran catcher moving forward.

"It's where we believe that the combination of both [Welington Castillo] and [Baker] fit," Renteria said, per MLB.com. "We obviously want both of them to be able to receive. We want [Castillo] to be in there. And with [Castillo] coming off of that DL stint, he's been playing pretty consistently. So we're trying to get him into shape. He's another guy who likes playing every single day, just as all those guys do. So we'll just work it through and see how it continues to develop."

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John Baker drives in four Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Cubs catcher John Baker drove in four runs Friday against the Nationals.

Baker was perfect at the plate, going 3 for 3, and reaching in all four of his plate appearances. He singled in his first two at-bats, walked his third time up and then hit a bases-clearing double in his final at-bat. Baker scored one run and drove in four. He's hitting .186/.252/.216 over 97 at-bats.

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John Baker returns Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Cubs catcher John Baker returned to the team's starting lineup Friday.

Baker took a foul ball to the throat Wednesday, and did not play Thursday. The injury was not considered serious, and Baker will return to action Friday. He's hitting .143 over 56 at-bats. 

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John Baker sidelined after taking ball to throat
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Cubs catcher John Baker , who took a foul ball to the throat Wednesday, is not in the Thursday lineup against the Mets. Eli Whiteside is set to start and will likely do so for the next two or three games, per the Chicago Sun-Times.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Catchers 47 98 11.41
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs L.A. Dodgers600 .000 .000 .000
vs Greinke (Career)00001.0000
vs RHP141290 .287 .241 .206
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
8/21SF1000000
8/22BAL2010000
8/28@CIN2000010
8/30@STL4000000
8/31@STL3110000
9/5PIT4000010
9/14@PIT1000110
Two Week Schedule
SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
@Pitt
L3-7
15
Cin
W1-0
16
Cin
W7-0
17
Cin
W3-1
18
LAD
8:05 pm
Tickets
19
LAD
2:20 pm
Tickets
20
LAD
1:05 pm
Tickets
21
LAD
2:20 pm
Tickets
22
StL
8:05 pm
Tickets
23
StL
8:05 pm
Tickets
24
StL
8:05 pm
Tickets
25
26
@Mil
8:10 pm
Tickets
27
@Mil
7:10 pm
Tickets
Fantasy Points by Week
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6

4

0
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4

8

6

11

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6

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005OAK0000000000 --- --- ---
2008FLA611973259532304800 .392 .447 .299
2009FLA11237359101950418900 .349 .410 .271
2010FLA23787170691800 .307 .282 .218
2011FLA161302012300 .267 .154 .154
2012SD631931746014204121 .310 .280 .238
2013SD1640060261200 .261 .150 .150
2014CHC64170933014185400 .276 .235 .194
Total 35510641242641411912626521 .331 .343 .248
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008FLAC59544284022240 .991
2009FLAC105997967484262 .992
2010FLAC2120163152921 .988
2011FLAC10220001.000
2012SDC56523953682340 .990
2013SDC141290819021.000
2014CHCC52484494182922 .996
2014CHCP1000000 ---
Total  30928523232171134187 .992
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005OAK00000000
2008FLA1408831246
2009FLA250153225510
2010FLA312200115
2011FLA00201000
2012SD805401024
2013SD00600004
2014CHC704023233
Total 57136578101532
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2002 A-Vancouver39115152750113223720 .389 .304 .235
2003 A-Kane County823044294232649477710 .414 .457 .309
2003 AA-Midland43150163630121144600 .316 .280 .240
2004AAA-Sacramento144911173001062300 .429 .408 .347
2004 AA-Midland117439671233251578379412 .355 .478 .280
2005AAA-Sacramento1033464381243541309010 .303 .364 .234
2006AAA-Sacramento832934980191438407760 .361 .386 .273
2007AAA-Albuquerque892703577150841285820 .360 .430 .285
2008AAA-Albuquerque591933562141631243412 .398 .497 .321
2010AFA-Jupiter Hammerheads362200002100 .500 .333 .333
2011AA-Jacksonville Suns390110001500 .200 .222 .111
2011AFA-Jupiter Hammerheads122888220110800 .487 .500 .286
2013AAA-Tucson Padres4132300012500 .375 .231 .231
2013AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes40133142710417183301 .294 .301 .203
Total 69123483396381421450341281588145 .357 .408 .272
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/213
Birthdate:
1/20/1981
Age:
33
Hometown:
Alameda, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:
California
MLB Experience:
7
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